Young adults are more likely to recall and share information pertaining to politics and government policy if it is presented in a humorous, entertaining manner.
Canned laughter tracks increase how funny we find a joke and how much we laugh, even when the jokes are groan-worthy. Testing the hypothesis on both neurotypical people and those on the autism spectrum, researchers found the effect was universal.
Researchers identify the top ten funniest words in the English language and determine there are two main kinds of predictors for the funniness of the words; those related to the form and those related to the word's meaning.
Researchers investigate the cognitive mechanisms behind humor and laughter. They discover jokes that are too complicated tend to lose the audience.